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Organized Crime

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  • Gunfights kill at least 15 in Mexican border state

    MEXICO CITY -- At least 15 people were killed in brazen shootouts over the weekend in the large coastal city of Tampico, in a border state that had been experiencing a relative lull in organized-crime-related violence. Mayor Gustavo Torres said Monday...
  • Top drug cartel leader pleads guilty, cooperating with feds

    Top drug cartel leader pleads guilty, cooperating with feds
    Just over a year ago, the highest-ranking leader of the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel ever to be arrested on U.S. charges stood in a quiet federal courtroom in Chicago for a secret hearing. Raising his right hand and speaking through a Spanish...
  • Co-defendant of drug lord 'El Chapo' pleads guilty

    Co-defendant of drug lord 'El Chapo' pleads guilty
    A co-defendant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman pleaded guilty Wednesday in Chicago to distributing vast amounts of cocaine and heroin here on behalf of the notorious Sinaloa cartel. Tomas Arevalo-Renteria, who pleaded...
  • Asian gang figure 'Shrimp Boy' at center of Yee scandal

    Asian gang figure 'Shrimp Boy' at center of Yee scandal
    The arrest of state Sen. Leland Yee shook California political watchers Wednesday, but for followers of Bay Area crime it was the arrest of a San Francisco figure known as "Shrimp Boy" that caught their attention. Both Yee and Raymond Chow, AKA...
  • A guide to Leland Yee corruption scandal: 'Shrimp Boy' to guns

    The corruption case involving State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) has been described as one of the most colorful in recent history. Here are some key questions and answers in the legal and political drama: What is Yee accused of doing? An...
  • Colombia's Urabeños criminal gang traffics in mayhem

    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Human Rights Watch on Thursday blamed the Urabeños criminal gang for helping cause one of Colombia’s worst humanitarian crises in years: the forced displacement last year of 19,000 people from the city of Buenaventura. The...
  • Meth entering U.S. mainly through California, report says

    Meth entering U.S. mainly through California, report says
    California has emerged as the major gateway for methamphetamine into the country, with Mexican organized crime groups smuggling an estimated 70% of the U.S. supply through state border crossings, according to a report released Thursday by state Atty. Gen....
  • In life, Mexican cartel boss was revered as a saint

    In life, Mexican cartel boss was revered as a saint
    MEXICO CITY — If nothing else, the slaying of cartel boss Nazario Moreno Gonzalez by Mexican soldiers may have burst the bubble of mysticism that had made him one of the stranger figures to emerge in the country's drug war. Moreno, whose nicknames...
  • 1970s narco queen Camelia scores on Telemundo

    1970s narco queen Camelia scores on Telemundo
    Last month, after years of futile goose-chasing, Mexican authorities captured the country's most-wanted criminal, the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel boss Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán. But another legendary Mexican desperado remains at large after 40 years,...
  • Drug lord Guzman confined to underground cell in his former prison

    Drug lord Guzman confined to underground cell in his former prison
    MEXICO CITY -- Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has spent his first night in prison, confined to an underground cell in a maximum-security facility with fellow accused drug traffickers with names like El Hummer, officials said Sunday. The capture...
  • Drug kingpin under indictment in Chicago case

    Drug kingpin under indictment in Chicago case
    Joaquin Guzman, the drug kingpin known as “El Chapo” who was arrested Saturday in Mexico, has been wanted in Chicago since at least 2009, when he was indicted along with 10 other Sinaloa cartel leaders in what was considered the most...